Monday, August 29, 2011

Sweet Jelly Donuts, 5x5 inch Oil painting by Kelley MacDonald

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As I told Susan Roden regarding our Monday Donut War... I'm a day late and a dollar short - but I'm blaming the hurricane!  Could not BUY a donut on Sunday, and today, truly, it was above and beyond the call of duty just finding a donut shop that was not sold out!  The towns next to me were still without power, so those shops were closed.  The town where my studio is - I kid you not - had a police officer directing people in and out of the chock full Dunkin Donuts lot - the line to get IN was 5 cars long on the road...  the next one - closed.  The first open one had (literally) one bagel, one cookie and one croissant - no donuts left.  You see, in the towns where people had no power, they could not get coffee - so they drove to towns WITH power.  
I ended up driving THREE hours, searching 4 towns - then actually calling ahead to secure my jelly donuts - but I always get my donuts, and here they are.  They will be in the show at Nest, starting Labor Day Weekend, in Dedham Center.  Opening 9/10 from 4-7.
And for all you guys who see our 'War' and want to paint donuts - PAINT them!!!!  We don't 'own' the subject, and I promise you, you will have fun!
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16 comments:

  1. Now that is dedication!! Great painting and so glad you are safe.

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  2. Kelley, it is only 6:30 in the morning here, (Tuesday morning)I HAD to open your post! The donuts are so realistic, they step out of the pain ting! I giggled about the traffic, the cravings and separation anxiety, but when in the US I also crave the morning bun!

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  3. Kelley, So happy to hear that all is well back where you are! Your painting is brilliant, as usual!

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  4. Hilarious and can just imagine you and Paco on a mission to "get your donuts":) So glad you did as this one is amazing. That translucent jelly is the best! And love all the light doughy goodness. Donuts are fun to paint- I just did my first one last week and thought of you:) I think we all enjoy the donut cupcake war between you and Susan so keep 'em flying!

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  5. Fabulous donuts once again. All that hunting paid off, and these are a pair of beauties well worth the search. I don't know about others out there, but all of a sudden I'm craving jelly. Thought of you and glad it wasn't worse.

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  6. I agree with Carrie. " That is dedication. " . Love it ! Glad your power is on. We stopped in Southbury CT yesterday on our way back for coffee. The Dunkin Donuts there didn't have donuts either.Sold Out...you surely went the extra mile or two to find these special donuts. They have no idea.

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  7. these two sweeties look like they are puckered up for a kiss! Which is what you deserve after the search for donuts - great job kelley- hope to see you at the opening!

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  8. Glad the only trouble you had was searching for doughnuts. So funny that you called ahead to reserve the precious ones.
    As always, great panting!!

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  9. Oh Kelly, your donut has kissy lips!

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  10. Wow, you are really committed to getting ammo for the donut wars! These donuts with the light catching the jelly are really wonderful and no one could do them better.

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  11. Kelley, so admire your dedication....my white flag would of flown up long ago. But there again, you two are the donut Queens...so it is to be expected, you don't get to be great with out some investment! awesome sparkle of sugar crystals on these!

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  12. absolutely scrumptious and thanks for the go ahead on the donuts :D
    Unfortunately we ate the props!

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  13. I recently spent several days in New England (just barely ahead of Irene) and noticed the many, many donut shops. Practically one on every corner like the pubs in London! So you all must love them.
    I love these. I can almost feel the sticky of that glowing jelly.

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  14. These look like real people--great painting. Glad you survived Irene.

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  15. I'd love to see you paint a big bowl of jelly! That'd be fun! Love these as you know!

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  16. Now I thought you would have had a stockpile of ammunition in the corner to wait out Irene Kelley-girl. So as everyone else, admire your go-get-em!

    Good ones that will look yummy gracing your show.
    Think anyone else will be jumping in?

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